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answered. the role of the chief of staff answered. the role of mr. wallace answered. rupert murdoch said and i quote the politician i was closest to was gordon brown as chancellor. and let us just remember, let us just remember who was the advisor who gordon brown was the chancellor? >> you'll want to hear the answers given their own prime minister. the prime minister. >> and let us just remember, mr. speaker, who was the to gordon brown when he was chancellor the right honorable gentleman. on the issue of the action we have taken, let us remember during the last parliament, reports of the information commissioner ignored. reports of the select committee ignored. the failure of the police investigation ignored. we now know exactly which party was if you like the sumber party and it was the party opposite. but, frankly, mr. speaker, everyone can see exactly what he's doing, an attempt to play this for narrow party advantage. the problem has been taking place over many years. the problem is for both of our main problems and our problem is the one the party expects us and to rise for the oc
to africa now, news corporation chairman and ceo rupert murdoch testifies before a parliamentary committee on the british phone hackings camel. he strained by his son, james who heads the news international his u.k. operation and rebecca brooks, a former chief executive of news international. the british media committee is chaired by john whittingdale. >> it was prepared on that basis and we would like the opportunity to make that statement. the committee discussed the earlier. we do have a lot of questions and we hope it will come out during the course of questioning. if that is not the case he can make a statement. can we not have that, please? >> the statement in writing -- >> thank you mr. chairman could we please [inaudible] >> [inaudible conversations] >> we will begin. good afternoon, everybody. this is a special meeting on the select committee. this is a follow-up to the inquiry which the committee held in 2009 on the privacy and level during which we took evidence on the extent of the phone hacking which had taken place. in our report last year we stated we thought it wa
-hacking scandal with rupert murdoch and his son james. along with former news international executive rebeckah brooks. they testify at a british parliamentary committee about allegations on phone-hacking and police bribery at the british tabloid. that is live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3 >> now bbc "newsnight"'s coverage of aldations of -- allegations at rupert murdoch's british tabloid, "news of the world". this is almost an hour. >> tonight scotland yard in turmoil. another resignation of the top. police biggest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal. assistant commissioner john yates follow his boss's example quits more in anger than in sorrow. >> there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate, ill-informed and on occasion down right malicious gossip being published about me personally. >> another bizarre twist tonight. sean hoare the initial "news of the world" whistle blower is found dead. david cameron cuts short of visit to africa. >> i'm determined to get to the bottom of it. >> tonight we examine the damage he is suffering and the state of the met. then we'll talk about that comm
this afternoon are to save, rupert murdoch might dump all of its u.k. newspapers. >> more accusations to the placement were corrupted in exchange for information. also tonight, enough air conditioning to play football in the desert. how did he touch with a smaller population than west yorkshire persuade fever to let and stage the world cup? >> attack on 2020 is because it fits the purchased the people of in the mind. arab nation could not have one. >> no one it seems was safe from the attention of corrupted journalists. there were allegations today that they even tried to hack the phones of members of the royal family. and reporters from the sun and the sunday times flag details of gordon brown's bank account and have his son medical reports. david cameron, meanwhile, stood by his decision to appoint a federal editor of the "news of the world," as his communications director. there is no sign of the scandal diminishing anytime soon. first tonight michael crichton reports. >> today the hacking story moved on with new victims, gordon brown and his family. new charges against more murdoc
's doing in trying to feed hungry people. >> mr. speaker, yesterday these evidence sessions rupert murdoch was asked about his frequent meetings with the prime minister and his government to which he replied, i wish they would leave me alone. well, did prime minister and his government would reply without request? [laughter] >> one of the outcomes of all of this there will be a lot of people leaving alone. >> mr. speaker, in the operation motorman investigation, the information commissioner found 861 personal, 861 personal information transactions which were positively identified as coming from 89 mirror group newspaper journalists. can the prime minister confirm that the inquiry that he has announced will be able to look into the unlawful practices going on at mirror group newspapers? >> i think the honorable gentleman makes an important point which is while we shouldn't believe automatically that these practices were spread right across the media, i think it would be naive to think that they were restricted to one newspaper or one newspaper group and indeed when you look at evidence like
, rupert murdoch. >> when you're inviting your staff during the private session, there was more to come. could you explain what she meant by that. >> when i went down to the newsroom to explain the decision, clearly and quite rightly the gentleman at "the news of the world" who it then putting out a newspaper under this scrutiny for a long time with great excuses and great pride in their newspaper was very sad and baffled by management decisions to close the paper. but i was saying to them is right now you may not be able to write in this moment understand why we've done it, but as a month -- and i think i said in a years time a yankee will come to the realization that we actually did the right thing. unfortunately, the news of the world used to lead the headlines to the right reasons with cricket. for the last few months has been made in the headlines for the wrong reason. >> that was the right decision for the 100 journalists were testing ron, many of whom have spent years at the new world and we have endeavored that every single one of them will be offered a job. >> i expect that. th
my own personal apologies to the apologies that james and rupert murdoch have made today. clearly, um, what happened at the "news of the world" and certainly when the allegations of voice intercepts is pretty horrific and abhorrent, so i just wanted to reiterate that. i also, um, was very keen to come here and answer questions today, and as you know, i've been arrested and interviewed by the police a couple of days ago. so i have, um, legal representation here just so i don't, um, impede those criminal proceedings which you would expect. but i intend to answer everything as openly as i can and not to use that, if at all possible, and i know you will have had a briefing -- [inaudible] >> well, we are grateful for that. so perhaps i could invite you to comment that you now accept that "news of the world" journalists were, indeed, instructed to investigate -- is actually untrue? >> well, again, um, as you've heard in the last few hours, the fact is that since the zien that miller -- sienna miller document came into our possession at the end of 2010, that was the first time that the senio
that rupert murdoch is not a fit and proper person and given that we now know that lord ashton warned him not to appoint an the polls and does he have any regrets appointing someone who was not a fit and proper person? >> the point i make in government is you're not just making speeches but you have to make decisions and get it right and make sure the terms are right and make sure the inquiry is right and find the judge and appoint a panel and work out how you will be transparent. you need to work out how to amend the ministerial code. it is not just saying things but doing things. of course it takes time to get the right. you have an enormous fire storm going on with major steps forward to make a difference but fitness and providence is a test. we mustn't get into a situation where the prime minister or leader of the opposition points a finger and make a particular point about a particular person. as for the other question i answered it in full. >> don foster. >> on that point would the prime minister agree if there are any legal restrictions preventing the regulators to judge now the fi
of my career working for rupert murdoch. and that tends to be fortunately at the mama overlooked. i went to "the new york post" and editor to papers for the australian and the telegraph in sydney. i've seen both sides. i worked with this really couldn't stand when i was edito of the mirror. i just think it's a very emot to talk about -- i can retail rupert murdoch from news corp. and his power base. i'd actually rather l man. like a lot of journalists work probably at the senior level for him, i rather admire him, but i dislike very much th whole he has on the business. if that is the cancer of which you speak, then i would accord with that. >> on the one hand, he's brough people access to a world that they had no access to before, thousands and thousands of channels and had no sweat. so the upside is very great. i got, what would happen if 10 million people found the semi-he's been denied a license it's hard to imagine there'd be p
today, and i hope he will so come to the debate, that rupert rupert murdoch should drop his bid and listen to the house of commons? >> i agree with what the right on gentleman says. i agree the house is speaking with one voice. the government has a job to do to act within all times of the law, and my righthand of the secretary has to obey every aspect of the laws. laws that were put in place by the last government. yes, as the honorable member says, we should look at amending the laws. make sure the fit and proper test is right. we should make sure the competition and enterprise is right. i think it is perfectly acceptable, one at the same time to obey the law that the business has got to stop the business of mergers and get on with the business of cleaning it's stables. >> this is the thing, i look forward to debating the issues with the leader of the house who will be speaking for the governor later in the debate. mr. speaker, i know he's making a statement shortly about the inquiry. can we confirm something that we agreed last night. we need to make sure we get to the bottom,
corporation rupert murdoch down to the deputy officer and chairman and chief executive of news corporation international james murdoch, and i also thank you for making yourselves available to the committee this afternoon. >> thank you, mr. chairman. we are more than prepared to. >> i would start with mr. james murdoch. he made a statement on the seventh of july in which you stated that the paper had made statements that were wrong. qe essentially admitted the parliament had been misled on what we were told. can you tell us to what extent were we misled when we became aware of that? >> mr. chairman, thank you. i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are for particularly the victims of illegal voicemail deceptions and it's a matter of great regret and everyone at the news corporation and these are standards these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world and it's our determination to put things right, make sure these things don't happen again and to be the company that i know that it has always aspired to be as for my comments
. with walter, i've known him ever since the '70s. when he was working for the paper pre-rupert murdoch. i was in london dreaming of one day becoming a blogger in america. i can't wait to read walter's new book on steve jobs. it's safe to say that right now walter is probably the only man in washington who was making jobs at a priority. [laughter] [applause] >> and i also loved his other autobiography on henry kissinger, and partly because henry kissinger was the first man to reassure me when i moved to new york that having an accent was not a problem. [laughter] he said to me, you can never underestimate in the american public the complete advantages of other income for his. [laughter] >> there's no question that not just at this time but particularly this week, media is an incredible time of transition. i happened to be in london and we are launching the "huffington post" u.k. when the phone hacking scandal started. and it was amazing to see two things. first of all, how all fashion and a credibly irrelevant, the debate between all media -- old media new media. there was an institution o
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she is suffering then we will talk about the committee hearing with rupert murdoch to moral. the united states cannot the said it would stop killing pakistani civilians with their drums but we have evidence that says it is wrong. >> host: good evening is britain's biggest and most police force incompetent or corrupt or both? public confidence in the police is rocking after two high-profile resignations and he admits he took some day o working for the mad at the same time reporters if they were only on unthinking terms of made other officers deeply uncomfortable but the. but always it did tangs have lower it is about judgment and but here they're used to be regular meetings between news of the world journalist and stephen sin and john yates to discuss the stories of nine told the relationship was incredibly close. >> of former commissioner met with the executive 18 times in four years but tonight it seems it was much closer than this. >> is there any element of the relationship between the police and the news of the world? that stop them from pursuing the hacking? >> the man
committee. in two hours rupert murdoch and his son james along with former news international executive rebecca bob brooks will testify at a british parliamentary committee of allegations of phone hacking live on c-span3. now live to a hearing focusing on metropolitan police and its hearing on the previous and current investigations on phone hacking. chairman of the british home committee is speaking. >> -- which was hosted by the federation. and sponsored by the government. you both know about the owner of the champions but i was invited to the news international some party recently but did not attend. are there any other interested members who need to declare directly or indirectly? >> the events are declared with interest. and the chief executive -- >> thank you very much. coming. let me express -- [inaudible] -- we'll read your statement very carefully that there is no impropriety to what has happened. you think you have done nothing wrong. you had no direct involvement as far as two investigations on the so-called review of the investigation but you felt you should resign. why did
of asking for an investigation for a hearing on the rupert murdoch alleged hacking into their phones of 9/11 victims, and and and so i ask unanimous consent to put this into the record and i'm officially asking the committee to hold a hearing on that. >> i don't know if we have the letter but i will certainly accepted into the record. >> thank you very much mr. chairman. i would add to that but i would like to have a hearing on right wing extremists ideologues who advocate violence and advocate in essence the terrorizing of certain groups. let me add into the record if i could quickly and fbi, it looks like an fbi statement. the white supremacist group charged with making grenades and selling guns. i ask unanimous consent to put this into the record. >> without objection. >> another is supreme his hit list fbi agent says members of the illinois white supremacist group plan to assassinate a lawyer who has battled hate groups. i ask unanimous consent to put that in the record. >> without objection. >> and i think i have close to 38 pages, 39 pages, excuse me, the list of u.s. hate groups as
of the metropolitan police resigned. media tycoon rupert murdoch and his son, james, appeared before the culture committee. >> what happened at the news of the world was wrong. wheat and i apologize profusely and unreservedly for that and my father has as well. this is -- these are very serious matters, and we are trying to establish the fact is any new allegations as they come up. we are working closely with the police to find out who is -- where the wrongdoing was and to hold people accountable. >> do you think it is possible at all the newspaper would not have known about these activities? do you think it is remotely possible? >> why can't say that, sir, and coming i presume judicial proceedings. >> mr. murdoch, at what point did you find out the criminality was endemic in the news of the world? >> endemic is a very wide-ranging word, and i had to be extremely careful across the justice taking place now, and that has been disclosed i became aware of it and -- this terrible thing happened on your watch. why not? >> because i feel that people like trusted let me down, and i think they behaved d
and former members of congress. >> news corp. chairman and ceo, rupert murdoch testifies tuesday before british parliament committee >> a house homeland subcommittee held a hearing tuesday in authorization priorities for the transportation security administration. members looked at how a tsa authorization bill can improve overall transportation security and enhance the effect it has an impact the security initiatives. next, we heard from representatives of transportation industry and suggested improvements. this is two hours.omnd >> the committee on homeland security subcommittee transformation security will come to order. the committee's meeting today to hear different industry is on authorizing the transportation security administration fornist fiscalrati for fiscal years 2012 nd 213. yearke to welcome everyone here to this hearing and thank all of our witnesses for their patients. i apologize for us been called for votes when the hearing was supposed to start, but it is what it is. we look forward to your testimony and greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into your opening
from mr. lance who used to work and said in 2006 when he worked there, he sometimes felt like rupert murdoch was the 24th member of the cabinet? >> i'm sure that lance will be available. i have to say the book he wrote about the last government is one the most depressing things i've ever read. >> if the will of the evening is carried and news international were to withdraw the bid for bskyb what steps would they take to persuade murdoch to do the decent thing? >> as i've tried to explain, i think the government has a responsibility to act within the law. we have to deal with each merger, acquisition, and process. that's what my friend has to do. tonight they are going to express an opinion. that opinion will be heated. >> roughly, the prime minister sated -- stated and will tell the house whether they have been in contact to express the opinion about views international and whether they are trying to investigate the company for possible breaches? >> i haven't had any contact with any u.s. politicians about this issue. and, you know, i haven't had that contact. >> there are thousands
with testimony from rupert murdoch and chairman ceo and also his son james murdoch. the hearing wrapped up and they resumed after a brief interruption in london after a protester threw what appeared to be foam pie at mr. murdoch. here's what happened this morning. >> the last question and i will try to be a few very specific questions that i would like to ask you. starting with you mr. james murdoch, you've been over at length the differences and to pay the settlements, can you just tell me whether or not the settlements included a confidentiality clause and maybe the other settlements did not? [screaming] >> again, part of the disruption today at the phone hacking scandal in london, a parliament hearing that was underway and ran three hours or so. we're going to show that to you later on in our program schedule and we also want to remind you tomorrow on here on c-span2, we will be covering the statement of prime minister david cameron that will get underway at 6:30 eastern live here tomorrow morning on c-span2. we're hoping to take you live to the white house for the briefing with jay car
that rupert murdoch is not a fit and proper person and given that code. it's not just saying things and i believe yes of course it takes time to get these right. we've got enormous ongoing but i think we've taken major steps forward to make a difference. it is the test. we mustn't get into the situation where the prime ministers or leader of the opposition are pointing a finger making a particular point about a particular person. for the other question i think i answered it in full. >> thank you mr. speaker but on that very particular point with the prime minister agree that if er donfostin the legal restrictions preventing the t pi regulators to judge now the fitness of the news corporation's as an organization of the individuals to the existing share then those regulations should be swept away immediately. >> we're looking at that issue that the competition commission to look at it and we're going to hear what they have to say. for and we >> in the onerous inquiry, the e judge made all to be innocent until they were proven to beonor neither. does he agree the best trusted proved to be l
chairman and ceo rupert murdoch has now agreed to testify to appear tuesday before british parliament committee. >> part of the u.s. delegation attending the independent day similar. thursday he testified before the senate foreign relations committee about u.s. politics toward sudan and south sudan. including continued military conflicts in the region along with the two nations border and disagreements over oil revenues shoot. this evening is 90 minutes. >> -- this meeting is 90 minut minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. thank you all very much for being here this morning. ambassador lyman, it is a great privilege to welcome you back to the committee we appreciate enormously the work that you are doing as the president's special envoy to sudan. and i want to just thank you personally. i've had a chance to see you working in many meetings that we've had together there in sudan, and i've been extraordinary impressed by your steady, calm, tireless commitment to working under difficult circumstances to make progress. it's the essence of good diplomacy, and i really congratulate you
apologies from rupert and james murdoch. i want to redirect my own. the most important thing that i feel about the investigation is the truth behind the allegations about milly dowler's families. i would like to say to the committee that when i frequent legal constraints that you invite me back so i can speak in a more forceful way. >> the committee would be happy. i thank you for coming and answering our questions. >> revisit the civil war this weekend on american history tv on c-span3. sunday we are live at the manassas battlefield on the 150th anniversary of the battle of bull run with call in programs beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern including dickinson college professor matthew cansurge. peter carmichael looks at the social, political and military factors that led to the onset of the war and a panel of civil war historians discuss the challenges facing the north and south as they prepared their forces for battle. get the complete weekend schedule and >> it takes behind the stack look that broadcasting and cable. the l 8 times call that required tv viewing and myst
that rupert murdoch is not a fit and proper person and given tha point about a particular person. as for the other question i answered it in full. >> don foster. >> on that point would the prime minister agree if there are any legal restrictions preventing the regulators to judge now the fitness of news corp. as an organization, not the individuals to existing -- those regulations should be swept away immediately. >> we are looking at that specific issue. we ask the competition commission to look at it and we will hear what they have to say. >> in the cash for honors inquiry, judge all suspects to be innocent until they were proved to be labor. does he agree that the best trusted news in the country and the best investigative journalism comes from those broadcasters who are already under statutory duty to balance their views and instead of a hard solution wouldn't the ultimate solution would be to put the obligation of balanced political reporting to be spread to all media? >> i think that is a matter of inquiry. the reason you have a statutory regulation of the television is bec
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